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Tina Robertson
Blogger, Homeschool Mom, Co-Founder of New Bee Homeschooler, Creator of the 7 Step Free Homeschool Planner
Blogger, Homeschool Mom, Co-Founder of New Bee Homeschooler, Creator of the 7 Step Free Homeschool Planner
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Day 8. Creating a Unit Study Lesson Plan. 10 Days of Diving Into Unit Studies by Creating a Unit Study Together Creating a unit study lesson plan is the culmination of gathering all the resources of your hard work. Unless you are using a premade unit study, you will want to develop the art of lesson planning.

I have mentioned before in Basics of Lesson Planning – Why do I need to learn this anyway? that lesson planning is nothing more than a visual map of what you want to accomplish for the day, week, or month. You can do this! The educationalese do not have to be so overwhelming. Today, I will create that visual map for you.

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Free Ancient Greece Lapbook Today, I finally have the rest of the minibooks for the free Ancient Greece lapboook that seems like it took us half a year to cover. Okay, it did with our move overseas, but the length of time only made Tiny savor it even more. Look at these minibooks that I have today.

First, I have another color cover to add to the other free covers I have on my first Ancient Greece lapbook. Then, I have a minibook on Ancient Greek and Latin root words. The instructions are on the book and so are the answers.

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6 Reasons Why Buying at Great Homeschool Conventions Saves You Money. Free Curriculum Checklist Thru 12th Grade Homeschoolers are known for being tight, er, frugal. Like you, I like free and inexpensive curriculum too. Another facet though of being frugal is to avoid waste. It can be a challenge to avoid waste especially with homeschool curriculum purchases.

But did you know that it can be easier to do that when you do purchase curriculum at a homeschool convention?

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5 Steps to Choosing Geography Living Books To understand how to use a geography living book, you need to step back first and get to the nitty-gritty of what is geography and what is a living book. Both definitions need to intersect.

Visualizing what geography is can have some kids (and moms) moaning because they may think it means just drawing or labeling maps (snore). Contrary to what some people think, geography is not just a study of maps. That field is cartography.

Geography is so much more, it’s about relationships. The relationship can be people to places, animals to land, earth to air and people to plants to name a few.

╚Merging Geography with Living Books╝

Look at expanding the definition of geography to include:

the science of the earth.
learning about oceans and any area occupied by water.
exploring plant life.
investigating animal life.
studying what is on the earth, up above, and under the earth like the natural resources.
understanding people and how they use their natural resources while highlighting their culture.
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Volcano Mini Book and Label Layers of Earth Mini Book We are finally getting caught up on our Earth’s Structure lapbook. So today, I am sharing two more minibooks that go in our latest lapbook. They are the mini volcano book and label layers of earth mini book.

Download mini book to label earth’s layers.Remember to grab the other free minibook I shared earlier, which is Middle School Hands-on Science : Extreme Winds + Free Minibook.

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What is REAL Homeschooling? Homebound, Co-op or Public School at Home To the world outside of homeschooling, it is hard to define the “normal homeschooler”. Is it a family who raises chickens and who milks their own cows? Is it a family who believes in the conveniences of city life or a family that loves fast food? Is it a family that loves homesteading and eating only organic or is it a family who loves traveling? We know as homeschoolers we embrace families from all backgrounds as the norm.

More importantly, we understand the one common weave among so many different homeschooling families is that we all respect the right we have as parents to make the educational choices for our children. However, as important as that choice is, it can cause quite a bit of stir in the homeschooling community to define what is real homeschooling.

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High School Elective:Peek at Principles and Precepts of Economics After just graduating high school, one of my most memorable adventures was staying with friends who lived in Belize. They had just purchased a house and planted trees, which produced the most delicious avocados and mangoes. When night came though, they would have to guard their new orchard as some of the Belizeans would jump the fence and raid their fruit. One local man justified the actions of his fellow countrymen by saying, “The fruit was for the whole of we.” Knowing the history of British influence on the dialect, we all understood the meaning of his reply. Whatever work you did in that country was to benefit the whole country. My friends and I got schooled that night about economics from one local view which was very different than what I learned about high school economics. Economics is about learning the history of what shaped people to think about their system of trading. So I was thrilled when I had the chance to teach my high school teen about economics using Principles and Precepts of Economics from +Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum

►Read: http://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/2017/03/22/high-school-economics/
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10 Tips When Teaching Grammar to Your Homeschooled Child When should you start teaching grammar? How much grammar is enough or too much? What is the purpose of grammar? When I started homeschooling, I had more questions about grammar than I got answers for when I was in school. And though I would not call myself a total grammarian, like Kelley, who feels like all writing is the beginning of a treasure hunt to unearth errors (oh the sheer delight), I do love me some grammar.

Look at these 10 tips when teaching grammar to your homeschooled child because I hope to lighten your load about the stress of teaching grammar and give you some helpful insight.

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Free Westward Ho History Cards I made some Westward Ho history cards to add to it because this allows him to study and memorize the important facts and highlights of that time period on his own in case my time is tied up the rest of this month.

This way he can cut them out, hang on an O ring and study on his own. I plan to make some more history cards as we go along and probably create some for my other units too. Actually, this will be a nice change for our school because Tiny can review what I have and I can add some new updates to my previous unit studies.
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15 Hands-on History Ideas for Middle School Kids Studying the French and Indian War Hands-on history not only sparks excitement for continuing to study a topic but learning sticks because your child is doing and making a connection to the past. Too, it is always my aim to continue to flesh out my unit studies and add more hands-on history activities as I find them.

Today, I have rounded up 15 hands-on history ideas for middle school kids studying the French and Indian War of 1754 – 1763. This topic is not an easy one to teach at lower levels and most resources are at the high school level. However, I am tickled to share this free resource from the National Park Service which I came across after I completed our first study of the French and Indian War.

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